Created in 1987 with the merger of the Italian company SGS Microelettronica and the French company Thomson Semiconducteurs, STMicroelectronics is an independent worldwide broad-range semiconductor supplier and it is ranked in the top ten semiconductor companies in the world with a turnover of 6.90 billion USD in 2015. ST has 11 main production sites, 7 Advanced R&D centers and 39 design and application centers, with more than 43000 employees over the world. ST is present in 35 countries with 79 sales offices. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life.
The Company has particular strengths in Power, Connectivity and Sensing technologies and its sales are well balanced among the industry‘s major sectors and products : Analog, MEMS & Sensors, Automotive, Industrial & Power Discrete Products, Microcontrollers, Memory & Security, Digital (Includes Imaging Business). ST is among the world leaders in many different fields, including semiconductors for industrial applications, inkjet print heads, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for portable and consumer devices, microcontrollers and smartcard chips, automotive integrated circuits, computer peripherals and wireless.
ST has built his know-how as broad range semiconductor supplier with a vertically integrated manufacturer working model, mastering and leading all steps of the components Value Creation Chain: product definition, design, layout, wafer fabrication, wafer probing, assembly, electrical testing, finishing and all the quality assurance steps related to those activities.